Four Architectural Trends for 2019

Trends in architecture and interior design evolve just as much as trends in fashion and lifestyle. So, what should homeowners be looking toward of late? Design Scape lists the four architectural trends of 2019 that architects have taken in recent months.

Hidden Technology

In 2019, you may see a lot of homes choosing to hide their flat screen TVs in smart, aesthetically-pleasing ways. Living rooms or entertainment areas have often centered around the TV, however, how people structure their homes is changing thanks to the innovative ways to display or “hide” your TV. The room can go from a relaxed environment built for movie nights with friends to a sophisticated space for tea time. On a side note, building your tech inside the walls of your home also means no annoying or hazardous wires lying around!


In 2019, there’s no excuse not to be thinking more consciously about the environment when building your home. Think about using recycled wood, setting up recycling bins in the kitchen, using sustainably-farmed cotton for your linen and curtains, and ensuring you plant plenty of trees and flowers both inside and outside.

architectural trends for 2019

Smaller Scale

Less is more? In 2019, it may just be. Scaling down the size of your home or apartment is not only eco-friendly but it also means small tasks like tidying up or leaving the house are faster and simpler. Choosing to live in a lock-up-and-go flat versus a three-bedroom house with a garden doesn’t mean you can’t live luxuriously or spaciously – as long as your architect is smart with the design of your home, you can feel like you’re in a three-bedroom house even if you’re not.

Loft Living

If this were the early 2000’s, you may be picturing a 20-something adult sleeping on a mattress next to his bathroom. That’s not the case with lofts anymore. If designed correctly, lofts can be peaceful, simple and modern spaces with all of the amenities of the standard home. Lofts have also developed a certain romanticism in 2019. Picture large windows, open-concept kitchens and bedrooms, and a sense of warmth and comfort.


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